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Update re cataract surgery

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Hi everyone,

I hope this post finds you all safe and well.

Thanks to you all who responded to my post re my upcoming eye surgery. I feel so much more confident with all your advice.

I’ve just had my telelink consultation with my haemotologist today.

She advised me to stop ibrutinib 10 days before my cataract surgery and 2 days post op.

I also asked if I could have the AstraZeneca vaccination and she said that will be ok for me.

Originally she had told me at our last consultation not to go ahead with it as she needed more information about it.

All my bloods were normal, which I’m so happy with.

Now I’m all ready to go for my surgery which is on 17th April.

Kinds regards from Josephine from Australia.

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Newdawn profile image

Glad you’re feeling more reassured about things Josephine. Best wishes for your cataract surgery 😊


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josephinef in reply to Newdawn

Thanks very much Newdawn.

I hope all is well with you.


josephinef, sounds like you are all set and ready for that cataract surgery! Have a relaxing recovery. Sandra👍

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josephinef in reply to Phil4-13

Thanks very much Sandra.


Best of luck to you Josephine, my first cataract surgery, (for the first eye) is April 14th, I'll be thinking of you! 🙂


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josephinef in reply to DebKat999

Thanks very much for your kind words Debbie.

I wish you all the best on your upcoming surgery.

We’ll both be recovering about the same time.

Take care and speedy recovery.


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DebKat999 in reply to josephinef

Thanks so much Josephine.

Good luck on the cataract surgery....Stay healthy !

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josephinef in reply to 1ofakind

Thanks so much 1ofakind.


Sending more good luck from across the Tasman Sea - no worries 😊

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josephinef in reply to morepork

Thanks for your lovely reply morepork.

All the very best to you in your journey.


Good wishes for the desired outcome with your cataract surgery. I hope you will keep us informed as I am signing up for cataract surgery. I'm a little concerned as I have dry macular degeneration.

Hi Coronovirus,

Thanks for your reply.

I will definitely keep you all updated with my forthcoming surgery. I’m sure all will go well for both of us.

Wishing you all the very best with your surgery.

Stay well and positive.


All good wishes for your surgery. I had both eyes done. Months apart of course and this week the time was ready for me to go for my new prescription for glasses. Can’t wait! You will be so pleased with the most beautiful colours you see once your surgery is done!

I, too, am on Ibrutinib.

Carole (Vancouver, Canada)

Hi Carole,

Thanks for your reply.

I am so happy for you and wishing you all the very best with your new glasses and your health.

We’re all so lucky to have found this group to get the best information for our condition apart from our care professionals.

As they say “we’re all in this together”.


Good luck, I consider it the best health related decision I've made in the last few years.

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josephinef in reply to alexmcg48

Thanks for your support alexmcg48.


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